The post-baccalaureate program in studio art is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who are interested in extending their experience in studio art. The program is a one or two-year residency program that focuses on the disciplines of painting and sculpture.
The structure emphasizes independent work with assistance achieved through critical interaction with faculty and visiting artists. Students can prepare portfolios for admission to graduate school, or achieve the self-sufficiency necessary for continued studio work outside an academic environment.
Graduates of the post-baccalaureate program have gone on from the program to the best graduate schools in the country or have gone straight into the art world with great success in both areas. In the decade that the program has been running, it has provided a strong backbone for countless artists' critical thinking and studio habits.
Tuition for the post-baccalaureate program students is $18,000 per year. Students who enroll in a second year of study will be charged the same amount of the first year, regardless of university increases.
Student Financial Assistance
Several course assistantships in beginning-level studio courses and technical assistantships are available. Students are instructed on their duties and responsibilities by the professor they assist. The course assistant/technician stipend is $2,000 per course/assignment. Course assistant assignments are limited and will be made at the beginning of the fall semester based on merit and financial need.
Length of Residency
There is a minimum one-year residency requirement. In May, first-year students can apply for a second year in the program. Upon completion of a one-year or two-year residency, students who have fulfilled all program requirements need to file an application for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate to graduate.
Please follow the directions for completion of the application, with attention to the deadlines.